Ocean Epicure is their first collaboration recorded in Grahams Studio in Manchester, November 2009.
Ian Simpson: electronics, circuit bent toys, chimera boxes, glitch box
Graham Dunning: electronics, found sounds, altered records, objects
Noise Research is the Alter Ego of sound artists / musician Ian Simpson.
Ian Simpson has worked in experimental music for many years and has material released on Electronic Musik, Casual Seizures, Bivouac, A.M.P recs, Knife in the Toaster and EMP. He works with improving quartet Id of Mobius (also on Clinical Archives), ambient project Bacillus and electronica duo Fonik. Visual artist / film maker Adam Mufti has recently used music by Bacillus as part of a film soundtrack. Ian uses effects lines / processors combined with a variety of lapsteel guitar, cheap charity shop keyboards, circuit bent toys, scratched cd's, chant generators, dictaphones, and chimera boxes.
Graham Dunning is a sound and visual artist based in the UK. His sound sources include field recordings pressed to dubplates; modified records; adapted playback equipment such as reel-to-reel tape players, turntables and Walkmans; found sounds, especially discarded footage of people's home recordings; home made electronics and circuit bends; broken cymbals and other metal objects; and inexpensive delay units.
Dunning has recently performed at temporary gallery space Outlet run by Exocet in Manchester, a Happening in Shoreditch Library and the Leytonstone Arts Trail. He also performs in improvised noise, drone and post-punk band Blood Moon; psychedelic drone and improv band Infinite Birth; and produces dubstep, techno and electronica under the name Analogg.